I was also sent a letter that I am one of the lucky winners in the "all American SweepStakes Drawing"
I was the lucky winner of $450, 000 dollars. All I had to do was deposit a check into my account and pay My Non-Resident Geverment tax.
Well, I called the number on the paper and asked for Kevin Jones like the letter told me to do. He told me he understood why I was suspicious of winning a large sum and that America is the land of oppurtunity and today is my oppurtunity. I am a real winner and all I needed to do was foolow instructions and deposit the check and my money will be delivered in 2-3 days via FedEx.
He told me have a nice day and call back as soon as I deposit the check to get my winning on its way. This all seemed a litttle odd but I decided to wait until the morning and contact my lawyer for advice.
Well, i couldn't sleep thinking if I really was a winner. I decided to look these companies and names up on the web and find out, thats when I ran into this site and found out I'm not the only one.
So, I called the S.O.B back....Yes, at 12:30 at night to see if the "office" was still open. A man with an accent answered and said that Kevin Jones wasn't in and he would take a message. I found it odd because most offices that are closed just go right to an answering voicemail of some sort. I asked the man if he was paid to stay up all night and Write down messages for Kevin Jones. He chuckled and said yes, he gets paid well, .
Then and there I knew this was Not a real business or Sweepstakes.
He asked me my name and I told him it was Celine Gray, which was the name of the "tax agent" I was supposed to send this money to.
I could tell he was suprised. He asked me again what my name was and again I said Celine Gray. He then repeated, Celine Gray???
Another sign of a scam... He said he would tell Kevin Jones in the morning that I called. I didn't hang up right away and neither did the man. We both stayed on the line for a good minute and a half, just silent.
He finally chuckled and hung up.
SO BEWARE OF ANY OF THOSE NAMES..............KEVIN JONES, CELINE GRAY, OR JEB GARFIELD.
ALSO.....If you do recieve a check . HOLD IT SIDE WAYS< YOU WILL SEE VOID VOID VOID VOID ACCROSS THE CHECK EVER SO LIGHTLY....
THESE GUYS ARE GOOD AND ALMOST HAD ME FOOLED.
Don't be a fool.....Call them and tell them what you think and post your story because thats how I found out I almost got SCAMMED!